Recap: Jakarta EE at Open Source North

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I had the privilege of speaking at Open Source North last week (June 15th) about the transition from Java EE to Jakarta EE. The conference was well organized, and in its 4th year, was completely sold out weeks earlier. It was exciting to see so many people from the Twin Cities focused on open source! The presentations were excellent. The presentation “How Much Freedom is too Much?” about Microservices by Kelly Goetsch was packed to the point that there was not even room to stand in the back. It shows how relevant the topic is to folks in the trenches today. I also enjoyed…

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Eclipse Makes History in 18 Years of JSRs

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This July the Eclipse MicroProfile put in motion efforts to file our first JSR, now known as JSR-382 Configuration API 1.0 submitted by the Eclipse Foundation. While there are several fantastic technical merits around JSR-382 Configuration API 1.0, from an industry perspective, this JSR is the very zeitgeist of where we are at and where we are headed. Like Kevin Bacon, almost everyone and everything is 6 degrees of separation from the Configuration JSR and after this JSR, nothing will ever be the same again. Why File a JSR at all? Let’s call out the elephant in the room. Some…

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Is Jigsaw Dead? Not quite.

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There are a lot of opinion pieces about Jigsaw and the recent vote. Most of them are titled “Jigsaw Rejected,” or “Back to the Drawing Board.” In 28 days time you will read articles that have titles like “JCP has Change of Heart on Jigsaw” and “Jigsaw Approved in Java 9.” Would it surprise you to learn that there are 2 to 3 more votes ahead? You might now be thinking, “If there are so many votes ahead, how could Jigsaw have been rejected?” The short answer, it wasn’t. Unless we learn the JCP process, we could be seeing up…

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